Sauti Sol

Sauti Sol is an award-winning afro pop group from Kenya, crowned Best Group (Africa) at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, Soundcity MTV Awards, AFRIMA Awards and UK's BEFFTA Awards. They also won Best African Group at African Muzik Magazine Awards (2015 AFRIMMA) and an MTV EMA Award for Best African Act in 2014. Comprising Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Austin Chimano, Polycarp Otieno and Savara Mudigi; the group mixes their soulful voices with vocal harmonies, guitar riffs and drum rhythm. Sauti Sol blends warm resonant pop with traditional Kenyan influences. Their mélange of energetic rhythms has promoted the group to become one of Africa's most celebrated and East Africa's pioneers of a fresh sound that has inspired the sprouting of many other bands from East Africa. In 2016 Sauti Sol made history by being the first Kenyan artistes to run a successful and professional nationwide tour. After the Kenyan completion of Sauti Sol's Live and Die in Afrika, it took onto the world stage with a focus on African countries and a detailed American Tour. Sauti Sol's discography stands at a 2012 self-titled collaborative EP with South African avant-garde innovative rapper/producer Spoek Mathambo. Three albums namely: Mwanzo (2008), Sol Filosofia (2011) and Live and Die in Afrika (2015) have received high acclaim on Kenyan charts and gained international attention, including US President Barack Obama mentioning the fact that Sura Yako has influenced American pop culture.